- More than 50 in metropolitan area
- Rent ranges from about $8,000 to over $10,000 a month
- Medicaid widely accepted
- Intermediate and skilled nursing care
- Rehabilitation therapy available at skilled facilities
- Some facilities specialize in dementia
- Most rooms are shared with 1-3 other persons
- Few private rooms available
- Not all facilities have RNs around the clock
- Most personal care services by CNAs under the supervision of RNs or LPNs
What are they?
Nursing Facilities are either freestanding institutions, or connected to some other type of facility. Most rooms are shared, but some are private. There can be as many as four in a room. There are two types of Nursing Facilities: Skilled Nursing Facilities and
Intermediate Care Facilities. Skilled Nursing Facilities must have Registered Nurses on
duty at all times. Most Intermediate Care Facilities do not have Registered Nurses on
duty at all times.
Who regulates them?
Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities regulates Nursing Facilities. Inspections take place every year. Check here for substantiated complaints of abuse and neglect: https://ltclicensing.oregon.gov/
Who lives in them?
Elders in need of rehabilitation or continuous nursing care live in Nursing Facilities. Virtually all Nursing Facilities admit younger persons with disabilities. Some Nursing
Facilities specialize in juvenile or pediatric care.